Read time: 2 minutes

Mitt Romney, Then And Now: Osama Bin Laden Edition

Tuesday at an event with Rudy "9-11" Guiliani, Mitt Romney declared with emphasis that he "certainly would have taken that action ." The action he was referring to was giving the order for Navy SEAL Team Six to go into Pakistan and kill or

Tuesday at an event with Rudy "9-11" Guiliani, Mitt Romney declared with emphasis that he "certainly would have taken that action [himself]." The action he was referring to was giving the order for Navy SEAL Team Six to go into Pakistan and kill or capture Bin Laden.

Shake the Etch-a-Sketch, folks. Here's Mitt Romney in 2007, responding to the right wing frenzy over candidate Obama's statement that he would launch military strikes in Pakistan if necessary:

"I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a plan to enter an ally of ours... I don't think those kinds of comments help in this effort to draw more friends to our effort," Romney told reporters on the campaign trail.

Obama on Wednesday said if elected president in November 2008 he would be willing to launch military strikes against al Qaeda targets inside Pakistan with or without the approval of the Pakistani government of President Pervez Musharraf.

"If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won't act, we will," Obama said.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is one of the Republican front-runners, said U.S. troops "shouldn't be sent all over the world." He called Obama's comments "ill-timed" and "ill-considered."

"There is a war being waged by terrorists of different types and nature across the world," Romney said. "We want, as a civilized world, to participate with other nations in this civilized effort to help those nations reject the extreme with them."

Later, Romney emphatically denied that he opposed entering Pakistan for the purpose of taking out Bin Laden, saying he clearly stated that "it was naive to announce [Obama] would enter Pakistan".

Just keeping you honest, Mittens. That's what we do. We report, you rewrite.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team